Hold on to your hats!
Admission is free, hats are encouraged
Scottsdale, AZ—April 12, 2016—Valley families looking for a fun-filled Derby Day party are invited to visit Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship on May 7th for its annual Hooves & Heroes family event & fundraiser. Guests will enjoy student riding demonstrations and special activities for the kids, meet the incomparable Camelot therapy horses and watch the live Kentucky Derby broadcast in the barn at a real, working ranch!
Match Race of the Millennium!
The tentpole fundraiser of this year’s event will be a “race” between therapy mounts “Camelot Pharaoh” (aka Scout) and “Cliffytariat” (aka Cliffy). Camelot Pharoah’s jockey will be Camelot student Jesse “Fastlane” Franklin, who, in an intriguing twist, has been mentored for the past four years by his opponent, seasoned Camelot veteran Patrick “Bazinga” Bonner. The highly anticipated match-up, in which supporters will move the athletes to the finish line with their donations, will be Bazinga’s final Camelot appearance before heading off to college at University of San Diego in the fall.
Event Details & Timeline
Saturday, May 7
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship
6250 E. Jomax Road, Scottsdale AZ 85266
11:00 Event begins! Snacks, drinks, music & activities for the kids!
12:00 1st “Pool Noodle Pony” race
12:10 Camelot Jockeys & their managers sign autographs
12:00 Lunch served (until 2:30)
1:00 Student riding demonstration
1:15 2nd “Pool Noodle Pony” race
1:45 Camelot Jockeys & their managers sign autographs
3:00 Match Race of the Millennium!
3:34 Live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby (approximate post time)
Pool noodle pony races, face painting, snow cones and hat-making for the kids!
Student riding demonstrations
A chance to meet Scout, Ashley, Cayanna and the rest of the Camelot therapy horses
Lunch by Bruce Brown Catering (lunch tickets sold separately)
Silent auction & raffles
Kentucky Derby hat contest
Live Kentucky Derby broadcast
Hooves & Heroes is Camelot’s annual Open House and Spring Fundraiser at its North Scottsdale ranch. This year’s event will mark Hooves & Heroes’s 15th year.
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a nonprofit organization that teaches horsemanship to children and adults who have physical disabilities. Camelot has been offering all services at no cost to students since 1983 and is located in North Scottsdale.
More Information: CamelotAZ.org, (480) 515-1542
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